Thought leadership, trends and insights on community matters

Mentoring Needs of Minnesota Families with Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

September 15, 2015 by Nicole MartinRogers
Early intervention is critical to ensure that a young child who is deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) has access to appropriate modes of communication and language acquisition, can develop along with… Read more »

Helping Your Child Manage Feelings

August 4, 2015 by Judy Ohm
​When kindergartners struggle in school, it’s not usually because they don’t know the alphabet, and it’s not because they can’t count. At the kindergarten level, school success depends greatly on the… Read more »

Little Free Libraries Develop a Sense of Community

July 30, 2015 by Kristen Oshyn
​A Little Free Library is the perfect interactive lawn ornament. It looks like an oversize birdhouse on a post and is placed in a public place. “Take a book, leave a book,” imprinted on the Library,… Read more »

Hospital to Home: Early Success Serving High-Needs Patients

July 23, 2015 by Kristin Dillon
​A relatively small group of people use a disproportionate amount of hospital emergency department and inpatient resources. So how do we best serve these highest need patients, while also reducing… Read more »

Seven Online Resources for Food Access

July 16, 2015
What are food deserts? And what can we do about them?

Take the Wilder Tools for School Success Challenge

July 7, 2015 by Kathryn Schleich
Most people remember the first day of school. For many of us, late summer brings to mind crayons with untouched tips, fresh pencils and new backpacks. Going back to school should be time of… Read more »

Six Resources for Youth Engagement

June 24, 2015
Serving children and youth is a core part of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s work.

Nonprofits Embracing Social Media

June 15, 2015 by Sarah Lahr
Q: What do you call a social worker who manages the social media pages for a non-profit? A: Care coordinator of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s Caregiver Services Program! It doesn’t seem like a… Read more »